the Russians will not be allowed into the EU until the end of August. Moreover, the EU authorities are discussing the possibility of closing the shape of the external borders in connection with the deterioration of the epidemiological situation. Despite this, the Russian carriers are already selling customers tickets to “flight-ghosts” in Milan, Zurich and Rome. It is clear that in this case the company just cashing in on hungry for travel tourists: money the client pays, but still not going anywhere. Another thing — airlines that sell tickets to Tanzania, Turkey and the United Kingdom with which the Russian Federation will resume with message 1 Aug. But even here not everything went smoothly: flights went up, and incomes collapsed.
the European Union plans before the end of August to expand the list of countries whose citizens are allowed entry into the territory of the EU. This is the media with reference to the counselor of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow Timana Kouwenaar.
Despite this, some domestic airlines began to sell tickets for nonexistent flights to Paris, nice, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Larnaca, Zurich, Minsk and other cities. And this despite the fact that the EU is not going to open the borders for Russians, at least until September. Chances of departure — 50 on 50, but even this fact does not discourage those who desire to purchase tickets for “flight-ghosts.”
Carriers without a shadow of hesitation earn exhausted quarantine restrictions people, after announcing to unsuspecting customers about to cancel the flight “due to lack of permission for international flights”. Unfortunately, in this case, citizens will not be able to get your money back. Instead, they will be given vouchers, which can be implemented sometime later.
meanwhile, Russia from August 1 to renew connections with Turkey, Tanzania and the UK. At the same time, the international air transport Association expects this year’s passenger traffic to collapse by 55% compared to last year. The forecast has dropped from 46% in April. According to the organization, recovery to pre-crisis level is expected only in 2023, a year later than previous estimates. The situation in Russia is not fundamentally different in a good way. Despite the traffic growth and higher tariffs, airlines remain unprofitable.
it is doubtful that with the opening of flights to Turkey is only acceptable from the point of view of visas and quarantine direction for the Russians — the rest of the high demand for tours, says IAC senior analyst “Alpari” Anna Bodrov.
“first, the dollar has increased markedly since the beginning of the year it has increased against the ruble by 17%, but in General, tours in 2020 has risen by 25-30%. This is not for every vacationer can afford. Secondly, the Russians have long since learned to buy hotels and transfers without the help of tour operators, which is often more difficult than without them. In-tre��of IIH, threats of a new wave of coronavirus have not gone away, and many will want to reconsider travel far until the dust settles a similar risk.”
the Restoration of air links with Turkey could affect domestic tourism only partly, says the head of Department of analytical researches “Higher school of financial management” Michael Kogan. “Because of the hype missed the “family” for many Istanbul and Antalya and other resorts tickets now differ by 30-60% more than last year. Departures available only from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-don. “Discovery” took place at a time when many have already bought tickets in Krasnodar Krai and the Crimean Peninsula”, — said the interlocutor of “MK”.
According to estimates by the press Secretary of the Russian Union of travel industry Irina Tyurina, Turkey can pull no more than 10-15% of the August sales, which is a mild blow to the Russian resorts, which are characterized by a decrease in demand for such value at this time of the year.
After the opening of the Turkish flood in the Krasnodar region, the Crimea will not be reduced, the first Vice-President of “OPORA Russia” Paul Segal. For many Russians, will become the topical issue of the cost of foreign travel packages, and they are expensive.
“the citizens did not go abroad for fear of the emergence of the second wave of the pandemic and further restrictions of air travel, he said. — Cost tours now lead by far the most economical holiday options for domestic destinations, and outbound tourism”.